...at least for experienced gamers.
I went to our local monthly boardgame club/meet on Friday. Many of the players do the complicated BGs...in fact, one table over we had a game of Red November going on, too!
Two of the regulars wanted to try out Android. They chose Rachael and Louis as their detectives, and I chose Raymond.
It took a little bit of effort, but they got the gist of it. After passing 'round one of the rule summaries, one of the new players actually corected me n a rule re. placement of leads!
Overall, the Louis player said "the game is harder to learn than play," and did very respectably. He felt Ray was unbalanced as a character, but... the Rachael player was the one who ended up winning!
A good night, for sure! Although the other guys were looking a little tired by the end; we went from about 8 to 11:30, but it was time well spent, and it went quickly, and no complaints